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Heads UP – Episode 120: Fasting and Migraine

Heads UP – Episode 120: Fasting and Migraine As a headache and migraine community, we are so often told not to skip meals that we may forget that people often fast for many religious or health reasons. Intermittent fasting has…

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Heads UP – Episode 119: Explaining Aphasia

Bruce Willis’s aphasia diagnosis and retirement from acting have led many following the news to search for more information on the disease. In this episode of Heads UP, Dr. Lindsay Weitzel welcomes back Dr. Amelia Barrett for a timely discussion…

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Heads UP – Episode 115: The Role of Genetics in Migraine

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Heads UP Audio Podcast: Low-Pressure Headache – Finding the Leak

Heads UP: Low-Pressure Headache – Finding the Leak Do you know the symptoms of low-pressure headache or spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH)? Often it presents with a chronic headache that is better when you lie down and worse when you sit…

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Alcohol and Headache

Alcohol and Headache

  Beverages such as liquor, wine, and beer, contain a chemical called ethanol. There are a number of ways that ethanol may be triggering migraine episodes. First, ethanol is a direct vasodilator; in some individuals, vasodilation or the dilatation of blood vessels…

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College Students and Migraine Triggers

Migraine in college students is often caused by stress, anxiety, fatigue, and diet. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) supports college students who experience migraine and headache through Migraine University. The program provides advice on healthier lifestyle choices that can help…

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Heads UP – Episode 99: The Glymphatic System

The glymphatic system is a network of vessels that clear waste from the central nervous system, mostly during sleep. Lindsay Weitzel, Ph.D., and Amelia Barrett, MD discuss the glymphatic system and its role in migraine, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and other…

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Migraine Triggered by Laughing and Crying – Daria’s Story

Just breathe

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Migraine, Gut Health, and Probiotic Nutrition

In recent years, a new, heightened emphasis on the importance of “gut microbes” and “probiotics” has entered the public’s collective health consciousness. In addition to the rise of fermented, probiotic-friendly foods/drinks like kimchi, kefir, and kombucha, significant advancements in the…

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20 Years and Counting with Migraine – Melissa’s Story

A look into my life with a 20 year old migraine

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Light and Headache Disorders: Understanding Light Triggers and Photophobia

“Wearing sunglasses indoors is increasing your sensitivity to light.” My wife and I were floored when her headache specialist made this statement. Chronic migraine had made her so sensitive to light that she had to wear sunglasses indoors. During an…

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Heads UP – Episode 97: Veterans and Headache Disorders

Heads UP – Episode 97: Veterans and Headache Disorders Dr. Lindsay Weitzel welcomes Dr. Jan Lewis Brandes for this special edition of Heads UP to discuss veterans’ issues, post-traumatic concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the multitude of other injuries…

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